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Mount Greylock, Adams

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Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3489ft. Its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga-boreal forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, where stands the iconic 93ft lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverse the mountain, including the 2179mi Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation.
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  • This was a great place for us with a toddler because you can drive right to the top and park then get out to enjoy the beautiful views. We enjoyed walking around the trails at the summit and the view....  more »
  • We followed the Jones Nose Trail uphill to where it joined the Appalachian Trail, and then on to the top of Mount Greylock. Very pretty country with a couple of clear overlooks, but it was a rainy day...  more »
  • This is a lovely drive to the top of the mountain, particularly in fall when the leaves are blazing their colors. At the top, you'll find a hiker's shelter and a lodge, along with the iconic towering ...  more »